Etihad Airways has confirmed it is in talks with Alitalia, which will announce it has met its €300 million ($413 million) funding target Dec. 20. “Etihad Airways is in discussions with Alitalia. We have no further comment at this time,” an Etihad Airways spokesman confirmed to ATW, following reports the Abu Dhabi-based carrier is in advanced talks to buy up to 49% of Alitalia. An Alitalia spokeswoman declined to comment on the Etihad negotiations, but said an announcement on ...

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